25 Badass Knee Tattoos
There's something that's visually strong and sexy about knee cap tattoos that balance the intensity of the placement and the artistry in it.
Knee tattoos are stunningly beautiful. To non-tattoo enthusiasts, it may seem quite intimidating. But that's the knee tattoo for you! Not everybody likes it, and that's what's bad-ass! But really, the knees are fun circular spaces to fill in to complete the ultimate leg piece tattoo. So if you're looking to get one, choose a design that suits the area, considering that the skin on the knees are thicker, and see that the tattoo lasts long by choosing strong designs and that you follow aftercare procedures accordingly. If you're a serious tattoo collector, these tips might be helpful. Enjoy these 25 Badass knee tattoos for inspiration.
A severed head, just for fun. Tattoo done by our good friend Tox from the Philippines. :D
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A rose, to reveal your soft side.
Or Russian stars? Wait, nope! Did you know? In Russia, the Prisoners with the highest ranks called the "Thieves-in-law" are marked with "thieves' stars" on their knees to represent their ranks. The tattoos are also symbolic of never kneeling to authorities. If you get these stars tattooed without their approval, or without you earning it as excruciatingly as they did, they will kill you. Foreals. O__O
Japanese oriental tattoos look great as full cover sleeve tattoos.
It's like saying "fuck off" without having to.
Side-of-knee placement's also good.
Fierce animal heads are always good choices. Love this colorful dragon!
Or you can also put eyes on your knees. Just for creative fun.
A bold circular pattern also works well.
You can also try the back of the knees if you can handle it! :P
Awesome linework here!
Did you know? The Spider web tattoo traditionally meant that the prisoner has done time in prison.
This is maximizing the use of space! Awesome size & placement for a pair of matching tattoos!
She's got the bees' knees.
See how beautiful tattoos really are?!